North East win Boys' U14 Inter Regionals14/12/2015
North East battled their way to victory in this weekend’s ASA Inter Regional U14 Boys’ Championships 2015.
Hosted by the ASA West Midlands region in Walsall, the North East stormed through their group with three wins and a goal difference of +25 before securing the title with a semi-final defeat of Scotland and a victory over defending champions North West Tigers in the final.
Few teams were able to live with the North East’s firepower over the weekend with Arshia Kayghobadi and Michael Hampshire ending the competition as joint top goal scorers.
After breezing through the group stages, North East encountered their first big test of the competition against Scotland in the semi finals with Scottish goalkeeper Nick Parsons voted top ‘keeper of the event.
But the North East ground out an 8-6 victory to set up their second clash of the Championships with North West Tigers, who overcame Group B winners London 9-7 in a repeat of last year’s final.
The final was another tense affair but North East maintained their perfect record with a 14-12 win to take the title.
London turned on the style in the bronze medal match to defeat Scotland 15-3 and finish third overall.
- Top Goalscorer: Arshia Kayghobadi / Michael Hampshire (North East)
- Top Goalkeeper: Nick Parsons (Scotland)
- South West – Charlie Brogan
- NW Tigers – Chris Rhodes
- Midlands – Ben Naish
- NW Ravens – Daniel Bentham
- East – Daniel Loveless
- London – Max Cane
- North East – Michael Hampshire
- Scotland – Harry Gray
Boys’ U14 ASA Inter Regional Championships 2015
|U14 Boys Group A|
|North West Tigers||10 – 2||Midlands||FT|
|East||2 – 8||North East||FT|
|North West Tigers||7 – 3||East||FT|
|Midlands||4 – 15||North East||FT|
|North West Tigers||5 – 13||North East||FT|
|Midlands||1 – 12||East||FT|
|U14 Boys Group B|
|London||14 – 3||South West||FT|
|Scotland||9 – 3||North West Ravens||FT|
|London||6 – 5||Scotland||FT|
|South West||10 – 7||North West Ravens||FT|
|London||13 – 4||North West Ravens||FT|
|South West||4 – 11||Scotland||FT|
|U14 Boys 5th-8th Place Playoff|
|East||11 – 4||North West Ravens||FT|
|South West||9 – 6||Midlands||FT|
|U14 Boys Semi Finals|
|North East||8 – 6||Scotland||FT|
|London||7 – 9||North West Tigers||FT|
|U14 Boys 7th-8th Place Playoff|
|North West Ravens||8 – 5||Midlands||FT|
|U14 Boys 5th-6th Place Playoff|
|East||8 – 6||South West||FT|
|U14 Boys Bronze Medal Match|
|Scotland||3 – 15||London||FT|
|U14 Boys Final|
|North East||14 – 12||North West Tigers||FT|
U14 Boys Group A
|North West Tigers||3||2||0||1||4||4|
U14 Boys Group B
|North West Ravens||3||0||0||3||-18||0|